Program Information

School: University of Waterloo
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Computer Science
Description: Study computer science in one of North America’s leading technology centres. Waterloo professors and graduates have created 300 spin-off companies and the surrounding region is home to more than 100 technology companies that have $18 billion in annual revenue. Companies with offices in the region include Google, OpenText, Dalsa, Certicom, Waterloo Maple, and iAnywhere Solutions.

Learn from 70 professors with various research interests to help you explore this vast field. Tailor your studies by choosing courses, options, or electives specific to your interests. You can also gain 20 months of paid work experience through our co-op program, the largest of its kind in the world, or fast track your degree by choosing the regular system of study. Waterloo graduates are found in leading technology companies and as professors at other top universities around the world, including Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California at Berkeley.

URL: Computer Science at University of Waterloo
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $14,300
International: $31,646
Scholarships: 2
Careers: Software Engineer,Computer Programmers,Video Game Programmers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 90 to 100

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade12 English
  • Grade12 Advanced Functions
  • Grade12 Calculus and Vectors

One other Grade 12 U course is required. Recommended: Grade 11 U Introduction to Computer Science.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 75]

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Admission Information Form; you’re strongly encouraged to write the Euclid Mathematics Contest; the Canadian Computing Competition is recommended